Meat Loaf is heading back on tour with the catch that the singer will be doing no actual singing. The tour will be called ‘Back Out Of Hell’.
The 70-year old singer will hand vocal duties to Caleb Johnson, the winner of American Idol in 2014.
According to The Sun, a source revealed: “Meat Loaf is concerned he isn’t up to some of the bigger numbers after losing his voice a couple of years ago”.
The statement continues: “He’s been relying on pre-recorded vocal tracks for a while but doesn’t want to face accusations of miming on a huge tour, so is passing the baton on to Caleb, who he’s a big fan of.”
“Instead his involvement will be telling stories of how he met Jim Steinman, who he’s worked with since the Seventies, and other anecdotes. But the singing will be left to Caleb.”
The source reports that the dates for the international tour will be announced in the next week.
The bill was the focus of a hearing at the Senate Banking Committee last December, during which four members of the Senate lifted words from the ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ star’s works to back up their arguments.
Senator Sherrod Brown started things, using a line from ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’ to argue the act fails to live up to its name. “As Meat Loaf used to sing, ‘Two out of three ain’t bad,’ but this bill doesn’t even meet the Meat Loaf minimum,” he said.